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you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. you are looking live at rg steel where workers are going to protest today. what is at stake for the historic baltimore county metal. and expanding gambling in maryland a big vote hours away at the statehouse. >> and you may donate that old junk but hang on a second, anbc2 news investigation shows you a -- abc2 news investigation shows you a quick scan and the soreies are ahead on this tuesday morning. thanks for joining us i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. let's get to the forecast for lynette charles. you are look at a lot of things this morning. >> exactly. we have a lot of things to look at. we have patchy fog out there. and we have rain to talk about. you can see that on maryland's most powerful radar.
and look off towards the west it's sliding to the north and east right now. and the heaviest rainfall is falling around frederick county also carroll county this morning and we slide into some areas barnsville as we slide into montgomery county we see wet weather across the area. and this is sliding off around i-270 so we are going to be working our way through sterling gaithersburg and damascus and the areas this morning. as we go outside we can see bel air right now starting to see the sunrise a little but we are going to be dealing with your hour by hour forecast for today. and this is what it look like. 86 by lunchtime. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well we have a crash to tell you about in downtown baltimore. it on west lombard street at south green street. watch out for that. now, if you are using 95 to get into the city, this is what it looks like at eastern avenue. there are no significant delays and that continues through the fort mchenry tunnel. pulling up other drive times, no problems on the jfx.
11 minutes traveling southbound from the beltway all the way downtown to east fayette street. 695 is going to be in great shape 11 minutes on that outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83 and west side nice and clear 11 minutes as well traveling that outer loop from 795 down towards 95. megan and charley over to you. they say they were loyal hard work employees who didn't get what they deserred. -- deserved. they say they are out of a job unable to support families without medical benefits. so in two hours, former workers at rg steel will protest. >> sherrie johnson is out there live and they feel like they made sacrifices for the company and they didn't deliver. >> reporter: that's right. sacrifice with no pain pay. you can see the company there off in the distance in about an hour the former employees of rg steel will be out here to show their solidarity for former
jobs. they gave up 6,000 dollar signing bonus to get raw materials to keep the plant running. but there were problems with the furnace and the money was i did stroartd fix the furnace. they tell abc2 news the contract said the employees medical benefits would be covered for two years if there was a lay off and subpay would go into the end of unemployment benefits. they say they are not getting this. the mill was auctioned off last week for about 72 million dollars as part of rg steel's bankruptcy. plan a is to find a new buyer. the judge handling rg steel's bankruptcy must approve the sale to new oners. former employees don't believe ten executives should receive their huge bonus because they didn't make the deal to keep the plant up and running. so once again, the protesters will be out here from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. reporting live at sparrows point, sherrie johnson, abc2
news. 6:0 3. we are hours away from a vote in the maryland house over expanding gambling and pit bulls. maryland house of delegates voted last night to expand table games like blackjack and casino in pg county. they approved a different version of the bill of injuries caused by dogs imposing a tighter lie ability for bites in cases where animals are running lose. the senate wants to impose a penalty on all dog owners without regard to breed. >> what the legislature is doing it's not the dog that are dangerous but that all pet owners should be responsible. >> they would have to approve changes made by the house for it to officially pass. at 10 at lawyer's mall there will be a jobs rally. leaders from labor unions and representatives from successful minority owned businesses in pg county want to talk about why they believe the maryland
general assembly need to move forward with allowing voters to decide on changes to the state's gaming laws. they are going to talk about jobs, economic development and tax revenues that will be lost if leadges ligs -- legislation is not approved during the current special session. five minutes after 6. attorneys for both sides are going to have plenty of time to prepare for a murder trial of a man accused of killing teen phylicia barnes. a judge decided yesterday to delay the trial until january. michael johnson is the ex- boyfriend of phylicia's older sister and is the man detectives say killed that north carolina teen in baltimore. johnson's attorneys say they need more time to go over the more than 17,000 pages of evidence that they have yet to see with the clear case against the client. >> with the discovery we have seen i am trying to figure what direction they are coming from. it seems to me there's the old cliche the last person to have seen them has tonight person
responsibility or involved. that's where they are. >> the trial will take place a month after what will be the two year anniversary of the disappearance. >> baltimore county and annry rund -- anne arundel county police are work to track down a officer stolen gun. a crook broke into two cars last friday night in towson and among the stolen items a police officer's gun. this happened in the 8800 block of orchard tree lane the victim says her purse was stole en. >> bang, bang, bang, bang, bang. >> that many in. >> five shots is what we heard. >> that is sound coming out after police shot and killed a baltimore man in north carolina. officers asked darryl wigins to drop his gun during the weekend after they found a second is person injured in a home there. police say he pointed that weapon at them and that's when they shot him. >> it's crazy it's does something to your sense of
security and you expect to -- safe and it happens around the corner. to hear it is scary. >> wigins and the victim died at the hospital. the other man was reportedly treated for head injuries and no word on his condition. get ready to watch the hottest music in the world just30 minutes south of baltimore. the virgin mobile free fest will host jack white and zz to and columbia on saturday october 6th at the merry weather post pavilion. free tickets go quickly so presale starts thursday august 23rd at 10 in the morning. follow virgin mobile. ocean city is the site of a new film. ping-pong summer starts shooting and it's going to bring in 100 jobs to the state. maryland native michael tule wrote the comedy and susan
sarandanly -- sur andon will be -- sarandon will be one the stars. we showed you yesterday on good morning maryland how powerful the dust storms out in arizona can be. >> this morning we are getting a closer look inside the storms to show you the damage they cause and the video is great but the things bring trouble with them. >> totally dark. >> you might think you have junk around the house so we will find out how that junk could make you richer. it's pretty easy as longing onto your computer. >> i have to go through my closets. a piece of world war ii history comes to baltimore. we had a chance to get on board the memphis bell. yes it's the same plane that was used in the movie. lynette. >> scattered showers and storms is what we can expect for today. i will tell you when we can expect drier weather to return. >> traffic is starting to pick up here on the west side of the beltway at liberty road. i will let you 95 and 83 look like coming up on good morning maryland.
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yesterday we told you about the dust storms that reek havoc across arizona. >> we are getting a different look at storms and ginger zee takes us inside the storm. >> it's totally dark out. >> reporter: swallow cities whole from blue to brown in seconds. >> wow. >> scary. >> reporter: another blinding dust storm rolled through the phoenix area this weekend. >> i am surround by it. blue, blue, blue. bad, bad. >> reporter: it's a monsterous swirl of dust from afar but what's it like inside. >> they have really dark really fast. the more i looked at bust stormthe more i realized it is
huge. >> reporter: trapped inside a cloud breathing can be difficult dust can take visibility to zero. highways come to an absolute halt. fast moving wolf dust and debris can be miles long and thousands of feet high. this is how it forms when a thunderstorm or many thunderstorms die out and collapse, rain cooled air rushes to the ground that kicks up sand and dust and send it rolling. -- sends it rolling. >> be a that was. [audio not understandable] >> i think that's crazy but it does add extra. [audio not understandable] >> now do we experience similar events here lynette where you have the pressure that pushes down with massive storms? >> yeah we can get that that's when you get the straight line
thunderstorms they were talking about and damaging winds and that sort of thing. with you we don't get dust storms in the regions in the deserts and phoenix we see that. here for today we have thunderstorms possible charley a little earlier with lightning up into pennsylvania. you can see the batch of thunderstorms there. and we could be doing it all over again as we go into the afternoon. and the storm prediction center has us in a slight risk for severe weather for today. let's show you what's going on in manchester as the sun is beginning to rise out there. and with that they have been dealing with the wet weather all morning long so you have to continue with that for today. and also urbana look at wet roadways. heavy rain across the area. as we look at temperatures this morning, we are quite warm. we are more humid than yesterday as well. so getting a little uncomfortable. can't island 75 right now. sparrows point at 74. and 70 in reisterstown and also westminster. good morning joppa at 73 and rock hall at 72.
goadsboro at 70. few -- goldsboro at 70. future trend picking up for the next chance of showers and storms that's around 2 and if you going to be out for rush hour, this could be lingering around that time as well. so we did have a dicey rush hour this morning. we will see more of the same going into the afternoon and this is what to expect today with the temperature coming in at 86 degrees. and then we do have the orioles playing. we will see if that gets delayed. that first pitch at 7:05. temperatures at 82. showers and storms the winds out of the south at 5 to 10 miles an hour. and by tomorrow, that temperature coming in at 87 degrees. more showers and here to check the 7-day forecast as we get cooler heading into the weekend. let's check of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. we have a crash in downtown baltimore right around the corner from the university of maryland medical center right on lombard street at south green street. so watch out for that if you are heading into the city. and if as we check in and look at some of the other main lines heading up to baltimore county, here's what the harrisburg
expressway looks like no delays but we are dealing with rain in the area. so the roadto be pretty slick. so do be extra careful heading out. 22 minute altogether from the maryland pennsylvania state line all the way down to 695. now, the beltway is going to be in great shape. looking at 12-minute ride on the outer loop from 95 up to 83. and if you are using 95 to get into the city, just 15 minutes from the beltway all the way downtown. megan and charley. look at the skies this weekend in baltimore and you may catch a glimpse of a peeves history. >> the memphis bell is on display for public flights at martin state airport giving you a chance to take flight and experience what world war ii hereos faced on the european front. you saw this yesterday. >> yeah. monday. a veterans rowed along members of the media. this guy was awesome talking about what it was like being inside the flying for the rest but re-- fortress but he flew 27 mission on the b17 and
remembered and called a -- recalled a tough experience in 1944. but this version of the memphis bell originally this is not the original. the original memphis bell is at a museum in ohio being restored but this is one of 13 still able to fly from the u.s. skies. >> one thing that impressed people they didn't know or one thing that you will -- that will stick with you in when they fought in the european front in world war ii they had 10, 50 caliber machine guns and 6 were mowned in mock form on there. but one of the guys mr. -- carlisle said imagine a thousand of these in the skies over europe at one time. >> hard to imagine. but it's so great people in the community can take their kids to check this out. >> if you want to do it, august 18th and 19th and for more information on flights and price g's to abc2news.com. >> pretty cool -- prices, go to abc2news.com. >> pretty cool stuff. >> abc2 news wants to help out
those who are in need especially when it comes to getting ready for school, people should have access to this every child should. we are teaming up with the preston mitchum junior foundation and celebree learning centers to collect school supplies. we need backpacks and composition notebooks and pens and pencils and packs of wide ruler paper and the supplies could be dropped a off at celebree learning centers there's probably one where you live. if you need a list of location head to abc2news.com/school supplies. news time 6:18. we have seen reality show like storage wars but we decide to a get rid of the electric he tronic devices and gadgets and we no longer need them anymore 8 track is a thing of the past. >> it could be worth something because rosie leftwich explains they could have cash in your wallet if you go on a few websites. so take a look at what he has to say. >> reporter: when he started
packing up his house for a move, he des covered old electronics that he just forgot about. >> you get it and use it and think you are going to sell it or do something with it or repurpose it and it gets stuck at the bottom of the drawer and you forget. >> reporter: experts say it's time to clear out the drawers because he is old outdated electronics could be turned into gadget gold. >> there's never been a better time to get top dollar for electronics. >> reporter: of course some products have more resale valuethan others smart phones and tablets and lap tops are great for resale with apple products holding the most value. >> a i-phone up to 18 months old will get up to 50% of the original value. >> reporter: this is worth 75 bucks a use nintendo wii150 and first generation ipad is worth around 300 bucks. and while old printers or fax machines don't sell for much experts say old model e read kers retain much of the value. >> they work for a long time
when next year's reader comes out it doesn't stop yours from work. >> reporter: what you know what it is worth check craigslist ebay or price enomics which analyzes thousands of deals to calculate current value. >> we indexed hundreds of mills of posts and thinking you might buy on ebay, craigslist or off line in the real world we know what it's worth. >> reporter: in addition to knowing what to sell, you want to consider when to sell. >> if you sell your product before the new version is announced, you can get more money for it. >> reporter: websites like decide.com stay on top of the new release rumors and help you decide whether to sell or hold. >> prices change at a fast rate on a given day 20 pez of products are seeing a price change. >> reporter: if the price is too low consider donating instead of selling. >> oftentimes you can get a tax deduction or and the item will be out of your house and someone will enjoy it. >> reporter: he was surprised to find out his old gadgets could earn him over $700 in cash.
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find out why extra yard work can make a huge difference. >> four grand for free gas what youd. >> to know and where you need to be to get the gas free deal of the week. those stories straight ahead on this tuesday august 14th. good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. thanks for joining us on this tuesday morning. if you haven't headed out the door grab an umbrella because the weather is going to be unpredictable today. here's lynette charles. >> good morning. you are right. we are also seeing some lightning now in maryland's most powerful radar. as we slide up into harrisburg going up to i-83 along i-76 you are going to be encountering some of that lightning across the area. lebanon getting in on that as well and we can see that to the north of elizabethtown mayor he had a -- elizabeth town and marietta more of the same. more lightning strikes around mount vernon around woodbridge and we are dealing with some heavier rain. we can see it in the yellow and oranges. being see them in a little closer and this is sliding of